But November is Pulmonary Hypertension Month
This is a horrible, debilitating and deadly disease
and much too little is known about it
Dizziness or fainting spells (syncope)
Chest pressure or pain
Swelling (edema) in your ankles, legs and eventually in your abdomen (ascites)
Bluish color to your lips and skin (cyanosis)
Racing pulse or heart palpitations
What is it
Briefly, it is an increase in blood pressure between your heart and lungs. Left untreated, it can destroy your heart in as little as two years. With treatment, you can survive for another ten to twenty years but life will not be easy. There are no age restrictions that apply to PH; anyone is susceptible.
To find out more about this horrible disease please visit the Mayo Clinic.
For support or to make a donation to badly needed research, please visit the PHAssociation